Below you will find brief descriptions of the more popular towns and villages that are within easy access from the farm. Although as we all have internet access now you will find a wealth of info on Google…..
Bakewell is about 9.6 miles by road from the farm.
For information about Bakewell click here.
Information for details of museums in and around Bakewell.
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Bradwell is a little over 3 miles by road from the farm.
There is a Co-op grocery and a Fish and Chip shop in Bradwell. For more information about Bradwell click here. Click Information for details of museums in and around Bradwell. Click on Buses for routes, times and fares for Bradwell.
Buxton is about 10 miles from the farm by road.
Every September the Country and Western Music festival is held at the Pavilion gardens. The Buxton Model Railway Exhibition is held biennially at the Pavilion gardens Exhibition Hall in late June. The Buxton Antiques Fair is held annually for one week. For more information contact the Buxton Tourist Information Office – 01298 25106 or click here. Click on museums in Buxton for detailed information. Click on Buses for routes, times and fares.
Castleton is 5.5 miles from the farm by road. Castleton has developed around a square in which a church is set. Part of the existing church was built in the 12th century This village has it’s origins based the lead mines that were once worked in the surrounding area. The many points of interest include Peveril Castle, Peak Cavern(one of the most impressive natural caverns in Britain) and the Blue John cavern nearby all of which are worth a visit. For further information visit the Castleton section at the Hope Valley website. For details of museums call at The Castleton Centre. Buxton Road, Castleton. Telephone 01433 620950. Call at the Castleton Information Centre: telephone 01433 620679 for more information or click here Click on Buses for routes, times and fares.
Chapel-en-le-Frith is about 7.5 miles from the farm by road. The village was founded round the church which was built by Foresters from the Royal Forest in the 13th Century. There is a Saxon Cross in the churchyard which was brought there from Ollerenshaw. The cobbled market square is still in existence as are the surrounding pubs, the market cross and the old town stocks. Click on Buses for routes, times and fares.
Eyam is about 5.5 miles from the farm by road. Eyam is famous as the Plague village, the Plague having been brought to the village by a tailor who had ordered cloth from London. The cloth was carrying the fleas that spread the plague. Several villagers died as a result and many villagers fled. The local museum has on display a history of that dreadful period. Eyam has an active community providing many events during the year such as Well Dressing, a Plague Commemorative Service, annual carnival and sheep roast and an annual village show. For detailed information on Eyam click here. Click on Buses for routes, times and fares.
Glossop is about 18 miles from the farm by road. Glossop is a former milltown and some of the earliest mills still survive. It is a busy town and is one of the largest in the area around the Peak Park. It also boasts a Bronze Age burial site. For detailed information on Glossop click here. Click on Buses for routes, times and fares.
Leek is about 22 miles from the farm by road. Leek, once an old market town, became famous as a silk manufacturing and dyeing centre. It enjoys strong connections with famous designer William Morris(there is a trail in the town making an enjoyable and enlightening walk). There is also an indoor and an outdoor market which are active on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Click on Buses for routes, times and fares.
Matlock is about 24.5 miles from the farm by road. Matlock along with nearby Matlock Bath and Matlock Bank are all situated along the River Derwent. Originally famous as Spa towns up to the turn of the 20th Century, the area now is popular for hill climbing and walking and for cavern exploring. The deep limestone gorge through which the river runs here is worth a visit. For more information about Matlock click here. Click on Buses for routes, times and fares.
Tideswell is 2 miles from the farm by road. Tideswell is well located for all the Peak District has to offer, if you would like to know more about Tideswell and the area check out this website – http://visittideswell.co.uk/ . Tideswell is the closest settlement with a wide range of services including the local Coop supermarket, a great Deli, two Fish and Chip shops, Chemist, newsagent, builder’s merchant, doctors, garages, several good pubs and Post Office The village is steeped in history and makes an interesting visit on its own with the local Church being one of the largest village churches you’ll come across, known locally as the Cathedral of the Peak. For more detailed information visit the village website by clicking here. Click on Buses for routes, times and fares.
Detailed information on rail services, times and fares for places in the region can be found at Trainline.com. Dove Holes and Hope train stations are equidistant from us, but on two different lines
For information on where to eat out locally visit the Peak District Nationanl Park website.
Ashbourne tourist information office
13 Market Place
Tel: Ashbourne (01335) 343666
Fax: (01335) 300638
Email: ashbourneinfo [at] derbyshiredales [dot] gov [dot] uk
Buxton tourist information office
Tel: Buxton (01298) 25106
Matlock tourist information office
Tel: 01629 583388
Fax: 01629 584131
Email: matlockinfo [at] derbyshiredales [dot] gov [dot] uk
Matlock Bath Tourist Information Office
Tel: (01629) 55082
Fax: (01629) 56304
Email: matlockbathinfo [at] derbyshiredales [dot] gov [dot] uk
Tel: Derby (01332) 255802
Tel: Glossop (01457) 855920
Tel: Ripley (01773) 841488